Samsung Galaxy S5 with QHD display, Snapdragon 805 CPU, 3GB RAM shows up in Hong Kong pricing database


If the recent leaks from Apple are doing a great job with confusing you about the upcoming iPhone's varieties and ship dates, just check out what's going on with Samsung and the elusive Galaxy S5 Prime. Not long ago, it was regarded by Samsung's CEO of mobile, J.K. Shin himself as complete nonsense, yet here we are, staring at this listing from a Hong Kong pricing database. What looks like the good and not-so-old Galaxy S5 at first glance is named “SM-G906S” - a model name that we've already spotted in a benchmark, an Indian import-export website, a screenshot, and some other occasions.

The phone is complemented by a familiar, mouth-watering set of specs - QHD display (2560x1440), Snapdragon 805 CPU, 3GB RAM, 16MP camera, and a yet unheard of Android 4.4.3 KitKat. Sadly or not, there are no hints of metal to be found, aside from the side frame, which casts a chrome sheen. Then again, product images like this tend to look quite artificial, so we don't trust them for deducing more subtle details like this. The phone is priced at a $647 US (5,020 Hong Kong dollars), which doesn't seem too unrealistic.

Regardless, it is an increasingly persistent rumor now that Samsung intends to counter the LG G3's impending announcement by introducing a more powerful version of the Galaxy S5 soon after. However, there's the possibility that this alleged spec-warrior will remain a South Korean exclusive for a while. We'll probably learn what's about to happen with the Galaxy S4 soon after the LG G3's announcement, and perhaps a myriad of similar leaks later.

source: Price.hk via SamMobile

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34 Comments

1. butteredjelly

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I really hope this is a thing, I'd love for a QHD Samsung phone to make it's way to my pockets.

3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Same here, I also want holding a super Amoled Qhd phone from samsung

16. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

if it was Sony every one would complain about they just got first S5 just a week ago

21. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

But I didnt got any S5 at all, so I cant complain :p

24. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Great specs But is this the real deal

28. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I'm sure it is true....where there i it's this much smoke there has to be some fire with it

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

They might have placed the wrong information and made a mistake. But if this turns out to be true I wouldn't be surprised since they had done this before with their galaxy s2 and s2 hd lte variants

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Price doesn't seem too bad for me at least.

7. butteredjelly

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

for what we'd be paying, honestly I wouldn't mind it one bit. If released on US carriers, it'd be around $200 on contract anyways

5. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Intentional clumsiness.

6. Jazbec

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I bet everyone that bought the S5 has a really sore butthole now ... like me!

8. butteredjelly

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I agree, but I'm still excited. If it's a real thing, I'll really have to consider it

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Releases flagship immediately, then rerelease it with higher specs shortly after. Every year, rinse and repeat. If you want a colored variety, Expect the same. Prime lol.

17. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The only things I would like are the 3gb of ram and the newer 805 CPU/GPU. To me the FHD 1920x1080 display is just fine.

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

True I would sell my L1020 and buy this, if this is for real

27. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

Yikes, the rest of my friends got the S5 but I held out, would consider if this is real.. unless they decide to re-re-release it

10. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

I really don't understand what's so mouth watering about QHD and how faster it will drain your batteries, when compared to FullHD.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

We heard that about 720p and 1080p, but lo and behold, it didn't kill the batteries. Checking Displaymate, we found that each generation, the screens became more power efficient.

30. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Then you haven't seen QHD. While there are vast hordes of morons on the Internet who think the eye cannot resolve anything beyond "retina", the eye actually can see well above 500dpi. Having a denser display is easier to read and nicer to look at.

11. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Another day, another Samsung....

12. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Poor S5 owner.

29. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I know!!.. That's why I never got the S5 because I wanted to wait to see if the rumors were true and I think they are

33. blingblingthing

Posts: 962; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Since when did newer models stop launching? Does the older phone move slower because a newer model is out? By that logic, you shouldn't buy a car, house, any piece of technology or food.

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Could be a clone...

14. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Its not like we did not hear multiple stories of higher specs coming. I think the people that should be upset are those not read Phone arena or similar sites. I don't think they will care. He did say no S5 prime, but did hint at higher "premium" devices. Still kind of sketchy and misleading, but you can read between the lines. Higher specs are coming. They always are

15. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

lets see the price when it comes out.. This will piss quite a few if it turns out to be true. At least Sony said they wil release every 6-7 months. Samsung totally denied it.

18. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

I knew it, it's just like last year S5 LTE A, S4 LTE A only was available in Korea & certain parts of Asia with LTE Advance. No where else. I knew the S5 Prime thing was people that didn't know what they were talking about.

19. downbeat4

Posts: 94; Member since: Dec 03, 2010

Psyched and pissed at the same time.

22. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I'm stoked because as a person with 20/20 vision, last time I was checked anyways, I don't give a humpty dump about QHD vs FHD, so this pushing down S5 prices, yes please.

23. jimbo1mcm

Posts: 24; Member since: May 07, 2014

Samsung reaction to the G3

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